Kalamazoo, MI, May 11-14 2017
Debate remains lively concerning the barbarians of late antiquity, their impact on late Roman civilization (and its impact on them), and the manifold continuities and discontinuities within their early medieval kingdoms. Scholars of all levels are thus invited to submit an abstract for one of three sessions at ICMS 52 that will focus on “Barbarians and Barbarian Kingdoms.” These sessions are intentionally broad in scope, allowing for a disparate range of topics that might focus on a specific region, time, or development; comment on a vast array of written and/or material sources; or treat a particular theme, person, or event. What they will all have in common is barbarians and/or barbarian kingdoms, c. 350-700.
Please direct inquiries or abstracts with a completed Participant Information Form (here: http://www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) to Jonathan Arnold (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15.